Cleveland mayoral race

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

  In Akron, city officials were successful in their drive to convince voters to approve a quarter percent increase in the city's income tax.  The increase will be dedicated to public safety and roadway improvements.  Unofficial estimates show the levy got 70 percent of the vote.

In Summit County, a levy renewal to support Summit Development Disabilities easily passed.  It got almost 80 percent of the vote.

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STATE OF OHIO

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, November 7th:

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CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND

The two candidates in the Cleveland mayoral race met for their only debate today, with both men saying they have the vision to lead the city forward – and that their opponent has no plans at all.

Cleveland Mayor, Councilman Advance to General Election

Sep 13, 2017
NICK CASTELE / WCPN / CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson claimed the top spot in Tuesday’s primary. The three-term incumbent took 39 percent of the vote. He’ll face the number two vote-getter, Councilman Zack Reed, in November.

Jackson takes top spot
Jackson’s victory speech Tuesday night was characteristically brief: words of thanks to the campaign and a reminder that it’s not over yet.

“Now, to get four more years, we got two more months to go," Jackson said.

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WIKIPEDIA

Here are your headlines for Tuesday, September 12th:

Marcia Fudge
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

Democratic Cleveland-area congresswoman Marcia Fudge endorsed Frank Jackson Tuesday for another term as mayor of Cleveland. The endorsement comes six weeks before a primary that includes nine candidates.

Fudge announced her support to a small group of Jackson’s supporters, and focused on the personal.

Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson
NICK CASTELE / WCPN

Eight candidates have filed petitions to challenge Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson in the fall nonpartisan primary election. Here's a look at who met Thursday's filing deadline.

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ANNIE WU / WCPN

At his first press conference since announcing he's running for mayor of Cleveland, Brandon Chrostowski outlined a plan Wednesday to improve public safety – his top campaign priority. 

Chrostowski made a local and national name for himself as the founder of Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute.  The high-end French restaurant in Shaker Square trains formerly incarcerated men and women in culinary arts. 

Mayor Frank Jackson
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will run for reelection. After weighing the pros and cons of an unprecedented fourth term, he made the announcement last night at Cuyahoga County Community College.